What is Considered as an Essay?

<p>Hi, I've realized that some of the UChicago essays that people have posted are not really "essays". Some are in the form of a letter, article, etc. So I was just wondering, can I make a list? </p>

<p>Also, if any current or past UChicago students are willing, may I discuss my idea with you via pm? I just want to know if it's alright to execute my idea onto paper so that I won't have completely screwed up my essay when I send it off.</p>

<p>Honestly, only you can tell whether or not you’ve completely screwed up your essay.</p>

<p>I really don’t know. :frowning: For instance, if I write a poem for one of the supplements–not the optional one–would they rejected it because it’s not really an essay? but more of a creative writing piece? That’s really my main concern.</p>

<p>^plenty of ppl have written poems, it’s nothing new. Admission officers would NOT reject u cuz ur essay is not an “essay.”</p>